Beautiful words from our egg donor recipient….

“Even though you must have been through hundreds of egg donations, I felt that you understood what it was like for me as a first time recipient. You were patient, and always available – you answered questions that I should have been able to ask my doctor but didn’t feel comfortable doing. You literally changed my life – our beautiful daughter was born 4 years ago and is everything to us.

Thank you Nurture xxx”

Love notes between an egg donor & her recipient

We shared the news of our deserving recipient’s pregnancy news with her egg donor….
Her donor had this to say:
“That is the most amazing news on the day my sister went into labour of her baby girl.
“It brought tears to us all, and a moment of silence, in which we all realised how blessed we are that we can build our family without even blinking twice”.
At first my mum and sister were a bit sceptical about my donation, they now fully understand and are incredibly proud of me.
I am SO SO SO happy that we were able to change this family’s life and make their dearest dream come true.
I can’t even express :-)
I hope you Nurture ladies will keep up this incredible work and make as many couples as possible a family.
Lots of love and all the best for you and the family, please let them know how happy I am for them and that I didn’t regret my decision for a second.
xxxxx
On receipt of her egg donor’s note – our recipient’s feedback 
“Oh my God! This is really beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes too…… I really don’t have enough words to express how thankful I am and how much I appreciate her help, I can just feel…..
Although I never met her, I immediately felt positive vibes when I was going through her profile and I sense that she did the donation with the great desire to really help us. I think that she is a wonderful person with a beautiful soul.
Thank you all Nurture ladies for your help too! It is so nice that you help dreams come true for couples like us!…. And thank you so much for having the perfect donor for us.
I will update you later on how the pregnancy develops. I hope that everything will be fine and we will be able to share some baby pictures with you”
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Beautiful words from our incredible egg donor

heart“It was no trouble at all, in fact the whole process was a breeze and I was feeling back to normal again on Monday evening – I am extremely pleased about the fact that they could retrieve so many and am really hoping the recipient is able to fall pregnant.
To the recipient family:
I came across a beautiful poem that instantly made me think of you.
“I Will Be A Wonderful Mother – Author Unknown
There are women who become mothers without effort, without thought,
without patience or loss, and though they are good mothers and love
their children, I know that I will be better.
 
I will be better not because of genetics or money or because I have
read more books, but because I have struggled and toiled for this child.
 
I have longed and waited. I have cried and prayed. I have endured and
planned over and over again. Like most things in life, the people who
truly have appreciation are those who have struggled to attain their
dreams.
I will notice everything about my child. I will take time to watch my
child sleep, explore, and discover. I will marvel at this miracle every
day for the rest of my life.
 
I will be happy when I wake in the middle of the night to the sound of
my child, knowing that I can comfort, hold, and feed him and that I am
not waking to take another temperature, pop another pill, take another
shot or cry tears of a broken dream. My dream will be crying for me.
 
I count myself lucky in this sense; that God has given me this insight,
this special vision with which I will look upon my child. Whether I
parent a child I actually give birth to or a child that God leads me
to, I will not be careless with my love.
I will be a better mother for all that I have endured.
 
Yes, I will be a wonderful mother.”
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I know that you will be a wonderful mother. I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to go through this journey with you, even though we have no contact, it felt comforting to know that there was someone out there going through something similar and that I was in their thoughts as they were in mine. Also I would like to say thank you for my beautiful card, it might have been the hormones but it definitely made me tear up. You both will be forever in my thoughts and I wish for you all the happiness in the world and that you are able to make your dream of having a little bundle of joy come true.
I have no words that can possibly express my gratitude and admiration for both of you.
You will be forever in my heart.
xx”

“I always wanted to make a difference”

Heart-in-hands2“I always wanted to make a difference somewhere, somehow but I didn’t know how until I signed up to be an egg donor.
I also donate blood every second month and it makes me feel very good, knowing that my blood possibly saves someone’s life. With donating eggs it’s a little different. I’m not saving a life here, I’m helping create a new life – a little miracle who will grow up with parents who went the extra mile to have him/her, and there’s this unexplainable emotional connection that you have with your recipient. Although you know you’ll never, ever get to meet your recipient, you still feel as if you’ve known her all your life and you pray for her as if she’s part of your family.
I really don’t know how else to explain it, but what I do know is it makes me feel really, really good.
Thank you!”

Our beautiful egg donor’s journey comes to an end….

hand copy 2“So today is the end of my journey as an egg donor, but a new one for my recipient.
The Doctor retrieved 20 beautiful eggs today. I hope and pray that when they do the blood test that it will come back positive.
I feel a little sad because there won’t be visits to the Dr anymore, I’m going to miss all the friendly faces at the Cape Fertility Clinic. I would like to say thank you to Dr Matebese – she’s just awesome! Thanks to the Nurse who gave me two warm water bottles and two blankets because I was shivering after the retrieval, but there was no pain at all, and also to the other kind nurse who held my hand until I was asleep, thank you very much! They are all such wonderful people.
Thank you to you Melany for your support, I do appreciate it and to the rest of the Nurture team, you’re awesome!
A message to my recipient:
Thank you very much for choosing me to be your donor, I’m sure there were plenty to choose from but still you chose me. I feel so blessed and honoured, oh gosh I’m gonna cry…
You have no idea what this means to me, I cannot describe it in words, even if I want to.
The gift: I have no idea how you knew I would love it so much, I couldn’t wait to get home to fit it on. I totally love it, thank you so very much, I appreciate it!
In the meantime I’ll be praying non-stop for a miracle.
Thanks again to everyone.
xxx”

“Parenthood requires love not DNA”

A beautiful egg donor’s message to a potential recipient:

pink heart 4“I would like you to take a moment to think about the opportunity you would have from receiving eggs from a donor. Those reasons are why I would like you to have mine. I would like you to have the opportunity to have unconditional love in your life, to be able to wake up knowing that you’ve created a life that is completely dependent on you is the most euphoric feeling I have ever had the privilege to encounter. Parenthood requires love not DNA”

Our amazing egg donor’s message to her potential recipient

pink heart 5“I hope that the baby born out of my egg will be cherished and loved extraordinarily, because he/she will be an extraordinary baby.

I’ve only played a very small part, but you will play such a tremendous part in giving life to this baby and I hope he/she turns out to be amazing”.

 

xXx

 

 

Egg Donor’s heartwarming message to her recipient..

“Wow, first off I just want to say what a blessing it has been to be able to go through this whole experience. When I got the email to say that I had been chosen as your egg donor I had tears in my eyes.

As the egg retrieval day comes closer I get more and more excited. I know I can’t even begin to imagine how you must be feeling at this point in time, but I truly can’t wait to hand the baton over to you and cheer you on for the rest of your journey.

Even though I don’t know you, you are in my thoughts daily, and will continue to be. I wish you all  the best, and I’m sending you all the love and good vibes that I can.

Xxx ”

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“I want to help you through this in any way that I can”

“Hello Mommy and Daddy-to-be!

 I just wanted to write you something to let you know that I am just as excited as you to get everything started!  I’m sure that you’re nervous as well and I want to let you know that I’m in this with you. You’re definitely not doing this alone.

 After I received the email stating that you’ve done me the huge honour of asking me to become your donor, I smiled all day and immediately sent an email to my Mom to inform her that I’ve been chosen. Then I told 3 of my closest friends, and whomever sat close enough to listen! After explaining the entire process to them and seeing their, at times horrified faces (the guys were freaked out, the girls – not so much), I had to answer the same question over and over…….

 “Why?”

 Simple. Because I can. But it goes deeper than that. Because I want to help. Because saying that “I know how you feel” and “I’m here for you” doesn’t always cut it. Because no one knows what you guys went through, and how hard your personal journey has been. Also, it’s who I am. I want to be by your side (in this case, figuratively) and to help you through this in any way that I can.  If that means telling my boss that I need to visit a specialist every now and then, telling them that I need specialised medical care so that I can get two weeks of sick leave, injecting myself with hormones, going on a hormonal rampage in the chocolate isle in Pick’nPay if necessary, and allowing strange men (a.k.a, doctors) to see my vajayjay, then so be it!

 Because it really is the least that I can do.

 I’m being a good girl, promise. I’ve already gotten myself into the habit of drinking my vitamins, and I’m eating all the fruits that I can find (my new smoothie machine is helping a lot on that score!).  I am still working on the tons of water thing, but I’m usually so thirsty after bootcamp that it shouldn’t be an issue.

Overall, when things get tough, remember that I’m thinking of you.

All my love (and lots of blessings).

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“Thank you for this amazing opportunity that enabled me to help change someone else’s life”

hearts3.jpghearts“I did it!!! :) Oh my gosh! Best experience of my WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE!!!! The sisters and doctors were sooo nice and made me feel like I was in heaven!

hearts3.jpgI just want to say thank you sooooo much for this amazing opportunity that enabled me to help change someone else’s life for the better. I got a bit emotional from my gift from my recipient, but it made me so happy!!

I will most definitely do this again, maybe next year or so.  I also want to thank you guys for doing what you are doing and for helping to give couples the chance at having a family”.